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Judge Napolitano to Bob Costas: Steak Knives Are Dangerous. Is the Government Going to Ban Them Too?

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Individual Rights Trump All

Excellent comment, AWN.

Might I add the Judge missed this aspect too: If a source other than the individual regulates self defense, that source is one (wrong) move away from being a tyrant because his position to harm the defenseless person is available at any time and without harm to himself at any time.

In support of that aspect is discussing history: The centrality in society, the State, has had a monopoly on force and as if one wrong one of its member's commits against a citizen wasn't bad enough, many of those wrongs, State member wrongs against citizens, have been made. So, how is it possible that a monopoly on force is good for the individual NOT in that monopoly? Further, and for argument's sake, if everyone is in the monopoly, why have the monopoly, an oxymoron? Therefore, dissolve the monopoly without constructing rules that build another monopoly; let people be, be yourself.

I hope Judge brings up that aspect and its support next time he talks about this topic, self defense. Sames goes for anyone reading this comment: Hammer home self defense AND that its importance includes defense against man's most heated opponent in history, the State.

We needn't be afraid of discussing defense against the State. The more we discuss defense against the State, the sooner it'll be easy to discuss with people and persuade them, an argument that if successful, I think, would empower the individual to defend himself in all matters of State wrongs, from its infraction to its flagrance.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Cyril's picture

+1. You're so completely right on. Obviously.

+1. You're so completely right on. Obviously.

I may be wrong, but I suspect the judge had to lower himself on purpose at the level of the fallacy used by the Costas-alike idiots so they can have the tiniest chance to EVER ponder about the clue.

Pearls to the swine ? NOT. I wouldn't even blame the judge.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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BAN WARS

Mr. Costas :

BAN WARS overseas.

They cost one suicide a day among veterans these times :

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/08/nation/la-na-nn-mili...

Mr. Costas : can you count ?

This is 360+ U.S. veterans lives A YEAR. Picture them :

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Many of them had spouses AND kids.

No "enemy" killed them.

It's your government that did, if you ask me.

You're welcome, Mr. Costas.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Whoever Killed

OJ Simpson's wife and her boyfriend didn't have a gun. Right?

skippy

LOL

A gun allows one man to kill three and injure eight.

A man with a knife gives the individual victim a fighting chance.

There are few cases where one man killed more than 3 in one go with a knife -- unless the three are far inferior physically.

Guns are not manufactured in a free-market -- its one of the most regulated markets; especially as you look at the input industries guns are made from.

If we had a free-society from 1790 till today we probably would have evolved passed metal guns and projectiles -- probably something less than lethal.

Well if you believe the

Well if you believe the official 9/11 story boxcutter knives are a serious weapon.

If someone had the intentions to do harm they would plan accordingly...gun or no gun.

You Would

be wishing you had one if someone broke into your house in the middle of the night! You live in lala land if you think not having guns makes us safer. You probably like the TSA and Patriot Act too. (Because they make us safer)

skippy

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A gun allows one ["law" enforcing] man (whose law?)

to kill three and injure eight [unarmed civilians].

Wasn't There A Video

on DP yesterday that showed how a bunch of cops shot an unarmed couple like 136 times in Cleveland? I guess we really should ban cops having guns!

skippy

That has been seriously suggested before on DP

I understand the English Bobbies do not carry guns.

My spiritual teacher once

My spiritual teacher once made an offhand comment which I feel is true. He said that with every new invention or product that comes into this world, another way to die comes with it.
lol

I read that a guy pushed his ex down the stairs.

May her soul rest in peace.

Bad stairs. Grrrr.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Yep

Guess we need to ban stairs too!

skippy

Guns

kill people like pencils cause misspelled words, and spoons made Oprah fat.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Heck, you could drown. Ban water.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul